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collection. despite the risks, president obama is the first u.s. president to use a blackberry, overruling objections from the c irgs a and nsa. >> knowing other countries would be interested in listening to his phone calls. he ended up with one of the most secure blackberrys on earth. >> reporter: and he won't give it up. >> is the president still using his blackberry? >> i have no change to announce in terms of the president's communications. >> reporter: he loves that blackberry. tonight diane finestein ordered a total review of all intelligence programs. the most sweeping since after 9/11 saying she opposes spying on allied leaders and was also kept in the dark about merkel. brian? >> andrea mitchell starting us off from our d.c. newsroom tonight. andrea, thanks. >>> you may remember that one-woman filibuster in the texas state house a few months back. it was about legislation that became one of the strictest abortion laws in the country. tonight a federal judge put it on hold. our justice correspondent pete williams in our washington bureau tonight with the latest on this abortion iss
with president obama for u.s. military and intelligence assistance to put down the violent insurgency that's gotten worse since the u.s. pulled out of there two years ago. thousands of iraqis have been killed in bombings that have become almost routine and really have never gone away since the height of the war after the u.s.-lead invasion. the president said he made no promises. >>> tonight u.s. and pakistani officials say an american drone strike has killed a big target, the leader of the taliban in pakistan. hakeem molamasoud is believed to had $5 million u.s. bounty on his head. he's believed to have been behind that failed car bombing in times square back in 2010. his death, if confirmed, comes as drone strikes are under scrutiny for the often killing innocent civilians nearby. >>> as we reported last night there is a new bombshell of a book about to come out that's revealing some of the best-kept secrets of the most recent race for the white house from republican back stabbing to president obama's feelings about president clinton to a possible move to switch running mates. nbc's andr
, the first administration official to appear since the botched rollout of the obama care website, apologized. but insisted to an incredulous audience that the system is working. >> the system is right now working? >> i'm saying it is working, just not at the speed we want or the success rate we want. >> how do you not know how many people enrolled? >> chairman camp, we'll have those numbers in november. >> reporter: the president spokesperson emphasized that those losing their coverage are getting better plans and sometimes subsidies. he seemed to rephrase the president's promise. >> if you had insurance that you liked on the individual market and you wanted to keep that insurance through 2010, '11, '12, '13, and in perpetuity and it was available, you could. >> reporter: a reminder that 80% of americans are not impacted by this because they get their insurance through their employer, medicare, or medicaid. now, secretary kathleen sebelius is on the hill for the first time tomorrow since the rollout and will face tough questions. brian? >> lisa myers starting us off from our d.c. newsroom to
was chief of the social security administration under both presidents bush and obama until last february and tells nbc news he protested. that officials were carving out exemptions from the privacy act. >> i was extremely upset. it would be real world consequences for americans. i did not discuss this specifically with secretary sebelius. >> reporter: her top aides. >> absolutely. >> reporter: and their reaction was? >> a shrug. we're going to hit october 1. that was the mantra. >> reporter: the exceptions which do appear allow personal data such as social security numbers and financial information to be shared with local governments, private contractors, even the department of homeland security. they say it's essential to determine whether people qualify for health insurance subsidies. but privacy advocates are concerned that so much personal information is being shared among so many. >> there's a hidden army of government and industry and corporations that are going to also be accessing and using our data. and that is scary. we don't know who they are. we need to, at a minimum, be able
. >> reporter: today president obama gained the campaign trail. the president who did not campaign for christie's new jersey governor did turn out for terry mcauliffe as democrats hope to take back the state house. >> i hope you're toward fight for terry because he's ready to fight for you for the next four years. >> reporter: mcauliffe, a long time friend of the clintons, raised the 2016 clinton when hillary clinton appeared for him last month in her first political speech since leaving the state department. and democrats answered the christie buzz as new york senator chuck schumer served up an early endorsement. >> 2016 is hilary's time. run, run. if you run, you'll win and we'll all win. >> reporter: and this is the last stop on governor christie's bus tour today. he tell me that he hopes his voters will turn out on tuesday and maybe push him above 50% of the vote. if that happens, it would be the first time a republican had pulled that off in new jersey in 25 years. that, christie says, would send a message about his future prospects. >> thanks. >>> overseas they're bracing for the possibil
a political bombshell just emerging tonight. was president obama really considering running for re-election without joe biden? >>> we are back with a story finally getting more attention. the mysterious death of a high school football player in georgia and his parents who are convinced this was no accident. nbc's gabe gutierrez has more on the disturbing evidence and the strange case and the video tape that may be the key to all of it. >> reporter: newly released surveillance video shows small glimpses of kendrick johnson's final hours. the 17-year-old known as k.j. is seen entering his high school gym in georgia in january. >> we've got a body in the high school here. there is a dead body up here. >> reporter: the video does not show how the body ended up here inside a rolled up gym mat in a lonely space just over 14 inches wide. >> we have to fight for him because if we don't fight no one will. >> reporter: kenneth and jacqueline johnson believe their son was murdered and someone is trying to cover it up. >> we want justice and we're not stopping until we get justice. >> reporter
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